Growing Minds

Tuesday Growing Minds JHNA Peep Group

Our Tuesday group is a baby/toddler and parent/carer session run by our Peep Practitioners, Hannah and Jane. Set in our Community Room in a relaxed environment, we play, sing, share books and stories together and most importantly have fun! The aim of the session is to recognise and build upon the learning potential and achievements happening every day between you and your child! By taking advantage of everyday learning opportunities, our children can become confident communicators and learners through play.

The session is FREE of charge and available to anyone living in the JHN catchment area. We have FREE tea and coffee for the adults and healthy snacks for the children. There is no need to book just come along to reception; we would love to see you!! 

If you would like to get in touch or register for the group please contact the school office office.2000@jhnacademy.co.uk

This BBC webpage is perfect for preschoolers and those preparing to start school this September, it contains tips, advice and lots of resources and games!

 

Tiny Happy People is a BBC webpage mostly directed towards building communication skills of babies and toddlers but covers a wide variety of activities, tips and advice for both parents/carers and the little ones!  

 
With the temporary closure of many baby and toddler groups, including our own JHNA Growing Minds Peep groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you may be struggling to keep those little ones entertained.
 
Below we’ve listed some useful links for ideas and activities to help you!!
 
The Peep Facebook page is posting lots of storytelling and nursery rhyme/singing videos, as well as virtual groups to help keep your little ones engaged. 
 
The Cbeebies website is a great resource. As well as games and apps for the children, they also have a Grown-Up area with lots of ideas and activities to help keep everyone occupied! 
 
If you have a garden, or can use some outdoor space that’s safe and practices social distancing, The Woodland Trust has come with 10 simple activities to do outside.
 
Sesame Street have lots of eBooks, games and colouring in sheets (if you have access to a printer!), and helpful videos for little ones including the importance of washing our hands. 
 
Facebook Groups: Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas This is a public group of just under a million people sharing photos and ideas of things to do at home to fight the boredom!!
 
Instagram Accounts to follow: @play.hooray for home-made games and activities around the house.